The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is available in a variety of weights and finishes. The bullion version of the coin is the most popular among investors, offering an affordable option for any wealth level. Some of the best options are the fractional-weight coins, of which there are four to choose from each year. Today, the 2017 ½ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in individual plastic flips or sealed sheets of 40 coins.
- 32nd issue of ½ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Face value of $20 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Reverse features the iconic sugar maple leaf design.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins were the first coins other than the South African Krugerrand offered as gold bullion investment products for private purchasers. The economic boycott of South Africa, due to its apartheid system, led to a ban on the import of Krugerrands in many other countries.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins are some of the most diverse offerings in the precious metals industry. Available in just a 1 oz weight from 1979 to 1982, the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz Gold Maple Leaf coins were introduced in November of 1982 to expand the program, which now includes 1/2 oz, 1 Gram, and 1/20 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins are sought after in anticipation for gold’s continued historic value, which you can monitor minute by minute via our active charts that show gold price today and the recent past.
The reverse face of the 2017 ½ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin features the sugar maple leaf emblem. The official symbol of Canada, this leaf has appeared on the reverse every year since 1979 and includes engravings of the nation of issue, purity, metal content, and weight of the coin.
On the obverse is the image of Queen Elizabeth II created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt. This right-profile portrait is the third to appear on the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf, and was introduced on these coins in 2005. It depicts the Queen at the age of 79.
Only two other portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II have appeared on Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins.
Each 2017 ½ oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor flaws in its finish including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the production process.
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908. It continues to operate its original facility in Ottawa, the federal capital city, as well as a new secondary location in Winnipeg that opened in the 1980s.
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